A beautiful blushing bride for a blush-pink real wedding! Real bride Lucy spills all about finding her dream dress, her tears of joy and that fantastic cake…
How did David propose?
“It was on New Year’s Eve, and in such a romantic and magical way – just me, him and fireworks. It was one of the best days of my life.”
What dress did you wear?
“My dress was by Alfred Angelo and I bought it from Made by Angels, in Cannock. Sarah, the owner, was so patient with me – it took me ages to pick my dream gown!”
And the accessories?
“I wore a pair of stud earrings from Debenhams. My stunning and fabulous tiara and veil were made by Ivory and Co. My shoes were the gorgeous Roland Cartier Mesmorise peep-toe sandals in ivory, which had a jewel and pearl-embellished detail T-bar.”
What did David wear?
“David wore a slim-fit tailcoat suit in striking blue steel, an ivory waistcoat with a blush-pink cravat and black shoes. All of the suits for the groom and groomsmen were hired from Dapper Dan.”
Who were your bridesmaids and where were their dresses from?
“Our bridesmaids were David’s sister, both sister-in-laws, and my cousin. They were all dressed in TFNC Pleated Maxi Dresses, which we purchased from ASOS. They all looked fabulous. We also had our daughter and two cousins as flower girls – they wore matching white lace dresses with ivory belts along with white or ivory shoes.”
What was your theme?
“Blush-pink, mauve and ivory with lots and lots of gypsophila flowers and roses. It was so romantic, with candles and flower petals everywhere! There were fairy lights in abundance and we had huge helium balloons at the barn’s entrance, with petals scattered along the red carpet. All of my décor was created by Louise at Balloon Dreams (based in Willenhall) with elegance and perfection. We had a beautiful four-tier cake created by Laura Jane Cake Design (based in Walsall). Each tier had a different design and colour to match the theme and we even had tiny ballet shoes in the design for our daughter.”
What was the highlight of your day?
“There were so many! The one that sticks with me though is once David and I said our ‘I do’s’, our daughter ran over and jumped up to give us a massive hug. We all started crying together with tears of happiness – it was a very emotional moment.”
What was your best buy?
“It has to be my dress. It took forever to choose and I will always treasure it. Every time I see it all the emotions from our wedding day come flooding back, and it reminds me of how wonderful I felt.”
Date: 29th July 2017
Venue: Mercure Madeley Court Hotel, Madeley, Telford hotels-telford.com
Photographer: Ray Ashmore Photography rayashmorephotography.co.uk
Lucy’s dress: Alfred Angelo alfredangelo.com
David’s attire: Dapper Dan dapperdansuithire.co.uk
Bridesmaid dresses: ASOS
Accessories: Ivory & Co ivoryandcotiaras.co.uk, Debenhams, Roland Cartier